Monsoon triggers landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

Monsoon triggers landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

A girl pauses and watches a photographer as her family members salvage the items from their temporary tent after the recent flood in Srinagar, India, Friday, Sep. 5, 2014. The Himalayan region has been hit by its worst monsoon flooding in more than two decades. Power and telephone links have been snapped in many areas and supplies of clean drinking water have been hit, officials said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday.

Five days of incessant rains in Indian-controlled Kashmir have left at least 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more than five decades, submerging hundreds of villages and triggering landslides, officials said. In neighboring Pakistan, more than 160 people have died and thousands of homes have collapsed, with an official saying the situation was becoming a “national emergency.”

Rescuers in both countries were using helicopters and boats to try to reach tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes as floodwaters rose and submerged many villages. (AP)

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Turkish construction workers die, protest suppressed

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This video, recorded today in Istanbul, Turkey is about police tear gas and water cannon against people protesting against the deaths of construction workers.

After Turkish governmental violence against protests against the deaths of hundreds of miners, now this, against another protest against lethal work conditions …

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Sunday Sep 7 2014, 21:30 (Update: 07-09-14, 21:38)

In Istanbul, riots erupted during a protest march against the poor working conditions on construction sites in Turkey. More than a thousand people took to the streets after the death of ten construction workers. Police used tear gas and water cannons against the protesters.

Last night the construction workers were killed in an accident with a lift. They were working in an apartment under construction. After their work, they took the elevator, but that did not work and plunged 32 floors down.

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